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Free Speech Radio News lineup - Tuesday, June 04, 2002

Published June 4, 2002

?Arundati Roy on India, Pakistan, the US and War
Musharaf: ?For the past several months, tension along our border and
the line of control are high, causing deep fears around the world over the
real possibility of conflict.? Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf speaking at a joint meeting with Indian
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajapyee in Kazakhstan. And as the two leaders
respond to the each other?s threats and international pressure, award
winning author and activist Arundati Roy says the situation Musharraf talks
about on the Kashmere border has been at these tense levels for the past
seven months.

?Marwan Barghouti:22 More Days Behind Bars Before Trial
Yassir Arafat and his Palestinian cabinet have moved to override yesterday?s
decision of the high court to release Ahmed Sa?adat who is connected to the
killing of the Israeli tourism minister. Sa?adat?s incarceration lead to the
end of the siege of Arafat?s compund. Yesterday?s three-judge court in Gaza
said there was no evidence linking Sa'adat to the Israeli tourism minister?s
death - a claim Israel made after the October assassination, and today
Arafat refused to release Sa?adat causing outrage from the PLFP who demanded
Arafat release their leader. This as the Israeli High Court rules Marwan Barghouti can be held in an
Israeli prison for an additional 22 days. Barghouti, the Secretary General
of Yassir Arafat's Fatah Faction, is a driving force behind the intifada.
Palestinian leaders say he's being tortured in prison. Awad Duabies has more
from Ramallah.

?Teamsters Ready for Strike Against UPS
Contract negotiations between the International Brotherhood of
Teamsters and the United Parcel Service, UPS, have reached a critical stage.
? With the July 31 contract expiration fast approaching the union is holding
rallies across the nation. ? The Teamsters have already voted to authorize a
strike. Kata Mester reports from the UPS hub in Oakland, California.

?13 Years Since Tiananmen Square Massacre
13 years ago today the Chinese military brutally cracked down on
pro-democracy protestors who were peacefully protesting. Some 13 years
later, it seems that the memory of Tiananmen Square is fading. Alan
Lefkowitcz reports from the Chinese capital.

?Native Rights and the DM&E Railroad
The Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad want to
expand into the Powder River Basin Coal fields in
Wyoming. The expansion would require building more
than 250 miles of completely new track in western
South Dakota and Eastern Wyoming. Opponents have sprung up along that new section of
railway, ranging from ranchers concerned about the
tracks cutting their land in half, to Native Americans
who say the project will trample all over treaty
rights. But another point of opposition may be found just
under the surface of the ground. From Rapid City, Joshua Welsh reports:


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